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Quiz of Canadian Literature

With Canada’s 150th birthday coming up, it’s a great time for us all to explore the great works of Canadian authors.

Most times when people make lists of classic literature, they tend to focus on British and American novelists. Canadiana is less known outside of Canada – and it’s a shame because we have so many wonderful authors and a rich tradition of great literature.

Do you think you know Canadian literature? Get at least 7/10 to pass this quiz.

  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT a Canadian work of fiction that has been adapted for TV or film?

    • Anne of Green Gables
    • The Diviners
    • The Orchid Thief
    • Alias Grace
  • Question of

    Which of the following was written by Canadian author Stephen Leacock?

    • Town is By the Sea
    • Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
    • Our Town
    • Everybody Loves Our Town
  • Question of

    The Handmaid’s Tale is a Canadian novel recently adapted for TV. Who is the author?

    • LM Montgomery
    • Stephen Leacock
    • Margaret Laurence
    • Margaret Atwood
  • Question of

    Which of the following is a Canadian author who wrote about her life as a pioneer?

    • Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Patricia MacLachlan
    • Susanna Moodie
    • Margaret Atwood
  • Question of

    Anne of Green Gables was written by author LM Montgomery. What does the “L” in her name stand for?

    • Lucy
    • Lucille
    • Linda
    • Lorna
  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT a Canadian work of fiction that is on the list of banned books?

    • Bridge to Terabithia
    • The Diviners
    • The Book of Negroes
    • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Question of

    Which of the following is a Canadian writer and Nobel Prize winner?

    • Alice Munro
    • Alice Walker
    • Alice Cooper
    • Alice Lake
  • Question of

    A number of dystopian novels have enjoyed revived interest after the election of US President Donald Trump. Which of these is a Canadian novel?

    • 1984
    • Brave New World
    • The Handmaid’s Tale
    • Fahrenheit 451
  • Question of

    Which of the following Canadian authors is still alive in 2017?

    • Stephen Leacock
    • Mordecai Richler
    • Hugh MacLennan
    • Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Question of

    Which of the following American-born authors was awarded the Order of Canada?

    • Robert Munsch
    • Louisa May Alcott
    • Ernest Hemingway
    • Jack London

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